work stopped at Hastings-Bexhill Link Road

11th August 2013

The Earth First! Summer Gathering has just finished.  This year in solidarity with the Coombe Haven Defenders, it was in a beautiful spot close by to the Hastings-Bexhill Link Road, the scene of big protests and camps to try to stop the road earlier in the year. 

Each day there were Coombe Haven Defenders talks and walks, mostly inspiring 'accidental' invasions of the road work site, engaging in a bit of digger-diving or 'footpath enforcement', in other words stopping construction vehicles. 

The road is of 'low value' even by the government's standards, campaigners worked out a week ago.  There was a Campaign for Better Transport workshop about the Roads to Nowhere national road proposals (full map and more).